Palo Alto Daily News reports that a San Bruno man has been killed in a San Francisco motorcycle accident. According to reports, the man died early Saturday morning as he was approaching the transition to eastbound Interstate 80 when he collided with a catwalk on the eastern side of the freeway. He was thrown from his bike, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Of all types of vehicle accidents, those involving motorcycles are often amongst the most severe. Whether a motorcycle is used for its low cost of personal transportation or as a recreational vehicle, they pose an incredible risk to the operator. A motorcyclist has very little protection as compared to a regular driver and is much more vulnerable to receiving life-threatening or catastrophic injuries as a result of an accident.
While the accident remains under investigation, it serves as a reminder regarding motorcycle safety and some tips to protect yourself in the case of an accident.
These tips include:
- Always wear a helmet and other protective clothing
- Follow the same traffic rules and regulation for other motorists
- Don't drink and drive
- Avoid distracted driving
- Make sure your motorcycle is in good operating condition
While following these safety tips may not protect you from all accidents, they may help lessen the severity of an injury should a collision or crash occur.
For more information about motorcycle safety or if you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, contact the top San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.